From sumptuous pastel plush to rugged Berber tweed, carpet is a universally popular floor covering. Broadloom has long been synonymous with comfort and luxury, but in today's eclectic room schemes, carpeting is just one of numerous soft options for a high-fashion floor.
Whether you choose a room-size loose-laid or wall to wall permanently installed over a cushion, this soft floor covering offers many practical advantages. Broadloom's sweep of color and underfoot comfort gives any room, even sparely set ones, a more "furnished" feeling. Colors can work magic, too.
For example, a light hue visually expands a small space, and a dark one cozies up a large room. Carpet in a sunny color can visually warm a room short on natural light. Before you buy carpets, study samples at home, and remember that the color of a room-size carpet will be more intense than the samples.
Carpet gets grimy, wood floors scratch and crack, and vinyl? Well, vinyl looks like vinyl. You have several choices when it comes to flooring, but no other flooring can match the durability, value and timeless look of ceramic tile.
Although quietly beautiful, ceramic tiles are deceptively tough. Ceramic tile is extremely scratch resistant, temperature tolerant and stain resistant: qualities you'll be hard-pressed to find elsewhere.
Ceramic tiles are also a cinch to clean, usually just a little light wiping or damp-mopping does the trick.
Tiling is an environmentally safe, natural choice for flooring. Ceramic tile lasts much longer than most other flooring materials, so over time there's less wasted money and materials. It's no wonder people turn to tile time and time again for their flooring needs.
We offer fabrics and bedding for every type of room. No matter what you are looking for, you will find it in our showroom. Learn more by giving us a call today.
With fibers and backing that is both tough and stain-resistant, there is no place better to go than Wade’s Carpets & Interiors. Give us a call today.
We provide quality installation materials that help your property look its best. The benefits of using these installation materials include getting the job done right the first time.
We have all of the natural stone flooring options that you need. From dark to light and everything in between, you can’t go wrong with materials from our showroom. Come see what we have.
Our selection of vinyl sheet flooring offers the perfect combination of beauty, maintenance and durability. With hundreds of unique colors and patterns, you are sure to find the perfect look to coordinate with your decor.
There is more that can be done with floors than tile and carpet. We offer specialty flooring solutions for whatever situation you may have. Call us today.
You might not give your floors much thought -- until it comes time to replace them. Then you realize that there are many options out there. For busy families whose floors need to stand up to kids and pets, laminate flooring is a good option.
Laminate flooring has been a fashionable option in Europe for more than 20 years, and it's rapidly gaining popularity in the United States. The most common designs have a wood grain appearance; some are made to look like stone or marble. Laminates are designed to look good for many years with a minimum amount of maintenance.
Laminate flooring consists of four main components that are bonded together. A wear-resistant decorative surface made of resin-based melamine/aluminum oxide is bonded to a moisture-resistant wood composition-based core. A balancing backing is bonded to the underside of the core. On the top is a clear cap sheet of aluminum
oxide, which provides the protection and stain resistance. Since the resin-filled wear layer is so dense, it becomes extremely difficult to stain, scratch or burn.
Ease of installation is one factor that contributes to the popularity of laminate flooring. It uses a tongue and groove interlocking system, which can be installed over the top of an existing substrate. Plywood, concrete slab, sheet vinyl flooring, hardwood flooring or virtually any other basically flat hard surface is a suitable base for laminate.
Because installation is so simple, and because you can walk on your new floor immediately (no waiting for glue to dry), beautifying your home with new laminate flooring is truly a project you can do in a weekend.
Taking care of a laminate floor is even easier than installing it. To keep your floor looking like new and avoid scratches, simply vacuum or dust mop regularly to remove loose dirt or grit. Glides or cushioned bottom protectors under chairs and table legs also help prevent possible scratching, and floor mats at all outside doorways keep dirt from coming inside.
Walls are rarely the focal point of a room but play an important part in bringing the décor together. If a traditional look is the goal, deeper, richer tones will set the stage for beauty and comfort. Contemporary décor relies on warmer, neutral tones that will keep the sense of serenity while giving the room depth.
Country style, always a favorite, uses primary colors and white or brown if the intent is a more rustic look, to imbue the room with down-to-earth comfort. Don’t overlook the fifth wall of every room: the ceiling. Nowhere is it written that the ceiling must be white.
Today, homeowners are seeking a décor that is more serious, less frivolous, and encompasses comfort and serenity well. With this in mind, the current color palette will be strongly influenced by the color blue. This is according to The Color Marketing Group. They are a not-for-profit international association of more than 1,700 color and design professionals.
Blue is as basic as the atmospheric feeling of light and air, bringing the serenity of nature into the home. Blue can also be found in the cool gray-blue of stone and earth or the green blue aqua of the oceans.
Many homeowners prefer to use wallcovering to give the effect of a faux finish. It is faster, less complicated, less messy and often less expensive. For a more country look, Simply Irresistible offers a periwinkle blue pansy and petunia border that brightens any area, especially when paired with the simplicity of café shutters opened to the outside and an uncomplicated table with a bowl of fruit or bread as ornamentation.
One of the quickest, simplest and most affordable ways to change the whole look and feel of a room is to change the window treatments. Wallpaper, fresh paint, or new furniture will, of course, nicely do that too. But changing the window treatments is something you can do yourself in no time at all, and the visual rewards are immediate.
If you prefer to have the focus of your room be away from the windows, and toward, for example, your furniture, or a colorful rug or wall hanging, the obvious choice for the window is a natural or neutral color, and a relatively simple style. Even a simple style, however, can be graceful and pleasing. Plain curtains can be tied back in the middle, down low or up high, depending what looks best to you.
Some people prefer more of the room focus to be on the windows, to complement or contrast with a neutral color in their furnishings, or to emphasize a view out the window. In this case, perhaps more color or a bolder style in the window treatments is called for. Layering a top treatment over a curtain or a sheer, for example, definitely makes more of a statement at the window.
Colors in window treatments always play an important role in your overall decorating scheme. It’s common today to mix naturals and whites, or prints, stripes and solid colors. Warm shades of reds, yellows, and pinks will add life to a quiet room. Cool colors - gray, white or blue - are restful tones. Greens and browns are pleasing earth tones. The key is to pick colors that make you feel good, and that coordinate with or complement the other colors in your room.
Curtain length is yet another factor to consider. Longer curtains will visually lengthen a window and add perceived height to a room. Curtains to the floor generally lend a more formal feeling to a room. Shorter curtains, to the sill, to the apron, or between the apron and the floor, feel more casual. Holding curtains back with fabric or rope tiebacks, or with holdback hardware, can visually widen a window.
Then there’s the issue of light control. To soften and filter the incoming light, laces or sheers produce a wonderful effect and lend themselves nicely to layering. To block out the light, consider a lined or insulated curtain, or a fabric shade. The latter choices will also afford privacy when you want it, and allow you to let in lots of light when you want that.
Next, remember that hardware -- curtain rods in various shapes, styles, and materials; finials; swag holders; etc. -- can help you to easily create the silhouette you want. Whether it’s tailored or ruffled curtains on continental or mesa rods, or tab curtains on wooden or wrought iron rods, or swags draped over wood, ceramic or glass swag holders, there’s a look available for every taste.
Wood flooring is timeless. It enhances the warmth of any home and complements the decor of any room.
Like a fine piece of furniture, wood flooring increases in value and becomes more beautiful with time. In a national survey, 90 percent of real estate agents said that houses with wood flooring sell faster and for more money.
Wood is a natural resource, renewable and recyclable. Buildings, barns, ships and other structures made of wood often find a second life in wood flooring, cabinets, walls and ceilings. And leading allergists agree that wood floors are the perfect choice for a healthy home.
The state-of-the-art technology and almost limitless choices of today's stains, finishes, styles and designs make wood flooring one of the most practical, easy-care and versatile floor coverings today. Maintained properly, wood flooring should never have to be replaced.
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